NACG
2.9 of 5 10 reviews
www.nacg.ca Edmonton, Canada 500 to 999 Employees

NACG Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014

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NACG President & CEO Martin Ferron

Martin Ferron

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good group of employees to work with, felt bad leaving all my friends.

    Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood pay, good crew to work with

    ConsManagement has gone from being a company who cares about the employees to one focused on the dollar.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that your employees make you, learn who they are and how you can help them help you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Heavy Haul Operator

    Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay. Good schedule. Good people for most part.

    ConsYou have to be from Newfoundland in order to progress. Lots of favoritism. Treat Heavy Haul Operators like second hand citizens. Racism is tolerated. Foreman are usually good if not from Newfoundland. Senior management don't care about their employees. Never guaranteed to work day to day. Poor safety record and getting worse. You are kept in dark a lot. Poor communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart treating all employees the same and have some respect for them. They make or break you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Started out well and went down hill after company went public.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsOpportunity to advance up the ladder quickly as lots of people quit due to former management that didn't have a clue about the business

    ConsCompany is recovering from struggles with debt and reputation because of the previous bad management that drove the company almost into bankruptcy

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the construction folks and not the accountants. The overhead was killing the company and the large reduction in middle management is helping.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, went through some growing pains but things are going amazing with new CEO

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat group of people with lots of experience to help you grow your career. Amazing benefits, 100% paid by company. Competitive pay in a fast paced growing industry

    ConsTraining is a throw to the wolves kind of thing. It works well for some but leaves deadweight around with others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company with potential to be great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salaries, generous short-term incentive plan, new office with convenient location, improved company focus and direction, strong financial position and with a very bright outlook

    ConsNeed to consider flexible work week options, culture of entitlement has developed in some areas

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to continue to focus on mentorship and training of all staff as well as hold Managers more accountable for the morale and performance of their teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engineering Coop Student

    Engineering Coop Student (Current Employee)
    Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    ProsMake a lot of money in 8 months

    ConsCompany was very disorganized
    No training
    Felt like we were set up for failure
    Coops taken advantage of
    No actual engineering took place - just supervised foreman

    Advice to Senior ManagementCoops could be your future employees....

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people dedicated to quality work. Good salaries.

    ConsPoor senior management skills and lack of communication. Low morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time in the field.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Will need to move out to move up

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Friendly people
    - Competitive starting pay
    - Good exposure when fresh out of university

    Cons- Unfair expectations with no upward mobility
    - No incentive to stay i.e. long-term incentives, options
    - No mentorship
    - Frequent layoffs. No culture
    - High turnover. Really low employee moral

    Advice to Senior Management- Be proactive in promoting within instead of trying to react to your employees receiving a better offer elsewhere.
    - Shake up middle management. There ideas haven't worked. They are too cozy and do a bad job mentoring potential future leaders in the company and giving them a reason to stay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome Construction Company!

    Journeyman Carpenter (Former Employee)
    Timmins, ON (Canada)

    ProsAwesome salary (80-90K+ a year), Complete equipment, Approachable Crew, Safety First,

    ConsPoor Work Conditions, Management disregards workers party (only management invited), Bed bugs in the dorms, poor planning for camp work (dorms were far away from kitchen - about 3km walk everyday one way),

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain good workers. Especially to grow from within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This statement is very misleading:A contractor: Everyone wants to work for,Everyone wants to hire,Everyone wants to own.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Competitive wages and benefits package
    - Offices are well kept

    Cons- Negative work environment and high turnover rate
    - Overtime is expected with no compensation (under-resourced)
    - Poor leadership, and no sense of direction
    - Poor communication between divisions
    - Re-orgs are common and frequent
    - Employees have little or no say in process improvement projects

    Advice to Senior Management- Engage your lower level employees and managers in process improvement projects to improve overall employee morale.
    - Ensure leadership understands the goals of the organization and convey them properly to reporting employeees.
    - Find a solution to better integrate the different divisions.
    - Human capital is your key resource, without the adequate amount, the company cannot achieve their goals. Hire more people in all required areas and your turnover rate should be lower.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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